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  0 Thread: Metal cutting band saw
Post: RE: Metal cutting band saw

Agreed with above, I just clamp my Milwaukee in a vise and use a zip tie on the trigger.  Plug/unplug as needed.  I sometimes saw a scrap of plywood half way through to use as a little table.
slippy20 Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,179 03-29-2023, 06:35 PM
  0 Thread: My newest set of chisels
Post: RE: My newest set of chisels

I bought two sets, back when they were about $7 each.  One set is still in the package.  They are decent chisels and will take a very keen edge.  The handles aren't so great, though, but a good value,...
slippy20 Woodworking Hand Tools 18 2,648 02-19-2023, 10:58 AM
  0 Thread: "What if the power goes out?"
Post: RE: "What if the power goes out?"

jteneyck Wrote: (01-24-2023, 08:47 PM) -- Thanks for the info.  The cost was in the ballpark I was thinking of.  Big swag for a system with which you have to make compromises.  I'd like to install a ...
slippy20 Home Improvement 14 2,414 01-25-2023, 11:42 AM
  0 Thread: "What if the power goes out?"
Post: RE: "What if the power goes out?"

jteneyck Wrote: (01-24-2023, 10:36 AM) -- I'm interested in doing something along these lines.  Is your solar system large enough to run your whole house?  Do you sell excess power to, or get a credi...
slippy20 Home Improvement 14 2,414 01-24-2023, 07:21 PM
  0 Thread: "What if the power goes out?"
Post: RE: "What if the power goes out?"

This past year, we installed solar with battery backup.  Over the last month, we lost power 5 or 6 times, twice for 3 days or more.  The battery is seamless, and the solar recharges the battery during...
slippy20 Home Improvement 14 2,414 01-24-2023, 12:32 AM
  0 Thread: Cleaning up a live edge
Post: RE: Cleaning up a live edge

For Tanoak anyway, I use a wire wheel on an angle grinder, after peeling off the bark.  Leaves a very smooth, tactile finish.
slippy20 Woodworking 8 1,440 09-23-2022, 01:58 PM
  0 Thread: Cracked and sinking concrete floor
Post: RE: Cracked and sinking concrete floor

I think in order to fix the problem, you will need to properly compact the sub-grade.  Any of the above fixes probably won't do that.  My guess, without being there and seeing it, is that your easiest...
slippy20 Home Improvement 14 2,306 05-03-2022, 11:29 PM
  0 Thread: Stihl Batteries
Post: RE: Stihl Batteries

Stihl has two lines. The pro line is very good. I use the chainsaw, pole saw, concrete saw, blower, and trimmer professionally and in the hands of my crew. I have had 4 ap300 batteries for about 5 ...
slippy20 Home Improvement 10 1,943 02-03-2022, 07:29 PM
  0 Thread: What are your favorite hand
Post: RE: What are your favorite hand

Recently, I really like both a Marples #5 and wooden jack plane, both set up similarly with cambered blades-I like the way they hog wood and leave a bit of a scallop.  I also like both a heavy duty fi...
slippy20 Woodworking Hand Tools 27 5,156 01-25-2022, 01:53 PM

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